Terrell Edmunds stays in a state of limbo with his contract future
Terrell Edmunds is entering his fifth season with the Steelers despite an interesting pathway of getting to this point. He was over drafted to start off his career coming out of college by being a first-round selection. Many saw him as a late day-two prospect that could develop into a starting safety in the NFL.
Pittsburgh felt comfortable taking him and many labeled him as a bust just a couple years into his career. The truth is that this strong safety has become one of the best at his position in recent years for the black and gold. That could be a Minkah Fitzpatrick affect as Edmunds seemed to have his game improve after the Steelers traded with for the star safety from Miami.
No matter if that is one of the reasons or not, this player has been able to rekindle his career and stack a couple nice seasons on top of each other. That allowed him to get ready for free agency where most NFL insiders thought that he would get paid handsomely for his efforts on the field. That situation did not play out and he began to sit in the open waters of free agency without a deal.
The Steelers gave him an offer to return and that is what Edmunds saw as the best opportunity for himself right now. It is kind of odd that he did not get paid the big bucks and Pittsburgh does not seem like they want to give him a big contract now or in the future. It could always happen, but it was a shocker he came back this year, it will be an even bigger shock if he returns in 2023.